I'm so confused. Sleep question Cry it out

Lakeisha - posted on 01/28/2013 ( 2 moms have responded )




I'm so confused. I was sleep training my son with the CIO method. The first two nights he cried for a whole hour. The third night, he cried for 5 minutes and fell right asleep. The fourth night I accidently rocked him to sleep because I missed him that day while I was at work and I wanted the time with him. (Bad mistake). Plus, I started to feel guilty because I noticed a different tone in his crying like his voice was strained or something and it made me feel so bad so when he started crying, I rushed to calm him down. I'm trying to put him to bed tonight...and he's not having it. He's screaming and so angry. I feel like I messed up the method. What do I do?


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Holly - posted on 01/29/2013




go back to the method. if you miss him hold him during the day and snuggle with him then. his voice will sound strained for a little while... but it will be fine.... but i REALLY think you need to look into this cry it out method, if i remember right you aren't supposed to leave them in the room until the fall asleep. you are supposed to go in every few minutes to soothe them.

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